Welcome to the Poppy Country! Welcome to Albert, in your Tourist Information board...

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The Poppy Country is a part of the East of the Somme area, surrounding region of Albert, Bray-sur-Somme and Acheux-en-Amiènois (the three main cities of the Poppy Country). The Poppy Country is 67 villages or towns nearby the Somme valley (marshes, eels, natural reserve with fauna and flora), and through the sites of the Great War (Battle of the Somme, 1st July 1916).

The Basilica in Albert
The Basilica in Albert

The Poppy Country so very close, yet so French.

In less than a two hour' drive from the Channel coast, along France's uncrowded motorways, you can be in the heart of the Poppy Country. Come for one day, a weekend or longer: the Poppy Country (the resort of Albert) is both nearby and accessible!




and discover all the events about the...100th Anniversary of the Great War and The Battle of the Somme in the Poppy Country

Albert : "3 days for peace" 30th june, 1st and 2nd july 2016

more details : click on the image

Touristic Map of the Poppy Country

Battle of the Somme - Week-end in Picardy video

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French version
English version


Somme Battlefields Partner
European Destination of Excellence - 2009 award
European Destination of Excellence - 2009 award

The Tourist Offices welcome you in Albert, in Bray-sur-Somme and or in Auhtie.



9, rue Gambetta

80300 ALBERT

Phone: 00 33 (0) 3 22 75 16 42 


Opening hours



Place de la Liberté



Opening hours


AUTHIE "Le Prieuré"

Rue de l'Abbaye

80560 AUTHIE

Phone: 00 33 (0) 3 22 76 46 80 Fax: 00 33 (0) 22 76 71 11


Additional website: www.authie.fr

Open all year round

Download the Poppy Country free guided audio tour

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Download the Circuit of Remembrance free guided audio tour

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